Thursday, 29 December 2011

Pic of the Day 29.12.11

Perfect offshore barrelling wave, shame it's only 9'' on the sets…
Was sure I'd find some swell slipping into some secret cove or other, just wasn't happening.
C'est la vie!

Think we might have a Sale in a few days… watch this space.

Pic of the Day 27.12.11

Sat around, walked the dog, watched a guy picking mussels, walked the dog, five hours later and finally it started working an hour before dark. Patience wins.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Team Fin: James Parry

Great article in Wavelength this month about the most awesome James Parry, evangelist of all thing single finned, nice one James! Well worth a gander if you are in the vicinity of a newsagents whilst Christmas shopping, some sick shots in there.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Pic of the Day 16.12.11 (2)

Pic of the Day 16.12.11

Proof shelter can be found in that howling wind…
Ace rights, peeling perfection.

Just ordered my Birthday/Christmas present… little waterproof camera, so hope to get some shots from the water soon, prepare to be inundated ;)

Most of the pics of the day are taken with an iPhone 4 the rest with a DSLR.
The new Lumix FT2 should fill a little hole with HD vid and waterproof'ness…

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Merry Finmass

Pic of the Day 14.12.11

Gales, Sleet and freezing temperatures what more could you ask for… perfect small peelers at south coast spot today. Nice to bump into a couple of Polzeath crew too…

Last day for posting to UK addresses for Christmas is Monday and don't forget the 15% off code: BROKE

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Pic of the Day 13.12.11

Super super fickle south coast beachie lit up today, surfed it for the first time ever.
Sleet storm and gale force winds didn't exactly make it awesome but was off shore at least.
All good.
(except first day for Booties, ugg!)
Don't forget 15% off everything in December, type " BROKE " in the voucher box on Checkout.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Pic of the Day 10.12.11

Small wave on the South Coast today, might be the last day bootless.
Super friendly crew down west, nice to see JP, Rob and the Slide65 gang on fire as usual and always lovely to see Rebecca and Chris.
Finally bumped into Dave Surfhog too, super stoked Gentleman fer sure.

Might be my new favourite fickle find… classic moment when the beach emergency phone rang…

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pic of the Day 8.12.11

Not much to take a pic of round these parts, been windy to say the least, blown out junk. Needless to say this wasn't taken recently… sadly.

Anyway, 15% off all December for all your Bloggers and Tweeters, type " BROKE " into the voucher box when you checkout, or visit us in Branch.

Last bit was a joke obv… and I F'in hate that expression.

Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Pic of the Day 1.12.11

Back from the smoke and thought I might get a sneaky dawnie in on the first of the month.
Alas too windy and crumbly, starting to get cold now too, think we got used to that mild November too easily.

December Sale starts soon, only for people on the newsletter list though, secret squirrel.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Pic of the Day 23.11.11

Posted this on Instagram… didn't mention when or where.
Was the Cribber a good few years ago, monster wave with no takers.
No surprise there then.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Pic of the Day 21.11.11

Well a couple of shots, same place a day apart… crowds and bigger swell at the weekend, empty glass on Monday. Think I'll go Monday any day of the week.
First day of 5/4 wetsuit, bit of extra resistance training…

Friday, 18 November 2011

A lil Twitter Competition…

Had some Friday fun on Twitter today, asked the great and good what book title best describded their surf experience. Had some great answers and the top three chosen by me will be sent a nice goodie bag in the post…

Here's a few of my favourites…

Shamus in the Green Room
Falling Down
Walking on Glass

The Old Man and the Sea
Sweet Addiction
The Microwave Cook Book
Stig of the Dump
Gone with the Wind
Great Expectations
Far from the Madding Crowd
The Agony and the Ecstasy
La Divinia Commedia

and not forgetting
Physiological and Perceptual Responses to Cold Water Immersion: Prediction Models for Prolonged Immersion

What a 'wordy' self deprecating lot you are! ;-)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Pic of the Day 8.11.2011

Took this at 8am just before I got in.

Glassy, 3 ft and peeling low tide Polzeath

Nobody out except me


Monday, 7 November 2011

For Sale

Hydrodynamica Simster

Amazing board, as new…

Length: 6' 3''
Width: 21.5''
Thickness: 2.75''
Nose: 18.5''
Tail 17.75''

Located in Cornwall


Still in a 3/2… just

5 days of point perfection 

First frost this morning

5 months till it warms up again… hopefully

Finshack Sale? Probably :)

Monday, 10 October 2011

This coming weekend…

Will have fins and things…


Monday, 3 October 2011


What a week, sun and surf, amazing weather… painful reminder in a way as to what we missed over the Summer. Didn't realise until later that the belly boarder in the picture is one of my daughters old teachers… small world.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

European Fish Fry 2011

Lot's of pics on the Facebook page…
Great day meeting new friends and old.

Finshack Facebook pics

Fish Fry Facebook page

Friday, 16 September 2011

Another rumble in the Jumble…

Will be there selling fins and tings… anything you want from our F'inventory let me know and I'll bring it along.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Price drop…

Everything on the site is between 15 and 25% cheaper, no excuse not to get a new fin for those Autumn swells now. Get on…

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Something fishy going on…

Next weekend, see you there… Stringer Bessant and all kinds of Piscatorial craft.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

This weekend… (3rd 4th September)

Hip Wigglers Invitational on Saturday - Gwithian

World Body Board Championships on Sunday - Chapel Porth

That's the weekend sorted then, anyone going and wants a cheap fin let me know!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

August Bank Holiday Weekend…

Cold √
Wet √
Windy √
Blown out junk √

Must be August Bank Holiday

Monday, 22 August 2011

Not long now… **NEW DATE**

PZ High Tide

Still holding it's shape at High, some nice banks this Summer. Had to get out work to do and arms a noodling…

Sunrise over Lundy

Amazing sunrise this morning, fog on the roads but clear at the coast, perfect 6am surf on Fish Simmons, wish I wasn't so paranoid about smashing it up, amazing combination of speed and agility. Carving turns and easy paddling, doesn't get much better… would surf it every day if it wasn't for the crowds. Like getting out a bottle of vintage port once in a while, really makes you appreciate the finer things in life. Roll on Autumn swells…

Monday, 1 August 2011

James Parry

Great to see James get an invite to the super exclusive Joel Tudor Duct Tape event in Spain, major kudos JP.

Summer peelers

Great week of dawnies last week of July, August seems to have gone flat and wet so far… seems the usual monsoon season has started… fingers crossed for some Hurricane action soon.

Friday, 22 July 2011

European Fish Fry 2011

Should be a good one…


Fed up with the lack of decent swell and poor weather, have 20% off your next order then…
Type ' BROKE ' in the voucher box and press 'recalculate' on checkout, get on.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Friday, 15 July 2011

Oi Squire!

9' 9'' Squire Porcine Purple Pointer
Not the 'official' title but pretty descriptive, John has delivered a peach of a board to my salty hands. Full of subtle finishes that warrant close inspection, metal flake, delicate lace spray, gorgeous life of ply fin… the list is endless. Template rides 'insane' and flies down the line like a whaling banshee that fin holding fast.
Judging by the admiring glances in and out of the water J has produced another piece of surfing art.
Get on one soon…

Squire Surfboards

Corky at the Z…

Seems I have neglected Blog duties, it has been noted. Well I'm back after a busy month or so re-designing the new site and photographing about a gazillion new fins. Nice to get wet yesterday and meet up with some good friends (Corky in photo) and shoot the breeze in Paradise.

Been riding my new porcine Squire board John made for me, been getting better every outing, well worth getting him to make you one of the finest sartorial water craft in the business. Must do a full and in-depth post about it soon.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sale now on…

20% off everything, new films in including Sight | Sound which is flying out, loads of new fins including a great new batch from Almond, the biggest selection of Greenough's you'll see this side of the pond and loads more. Only 6 more days to go, get those Christmas presents in now.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Friday, 10 June 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011


For those non-believers it's coming, slightly long in gestation but nearly ready for the birthing pool, get the gas and air ready, big breaths…

Sunday, 5 June 2011

PZ Sunshine

May, what happened? Finally Summer is here and with it a few days of sorely missed swell, great to see and surf with some friends… 

Just a quick 'get better soon' to John, missing you at the beach sir. As you can see it's been pants ;-)


Firstly, apologies if I've not updated this little corner of the internet for a while, been mad mad busy working and trying to get the new Finshack website up a running, happily it's nearing completion and heaps of new stock is waiting to get sold… sorry to keep some of you waiting.

Talking of waiting…


No idea when it will be here, but will be worth the wait. Some people in North Cornwall are eager to watch an old man make a fool of himself on a 6' 2''… please hurry.

Thursday, 26 May 2011


Had enough now thank you… that is all.

Monday, 16 May 2011


Back from a weeks fishing, all orders from last week now shipped. Thanks for the patience.
At least there were no waves to speak of…

New website coming, honest!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Shop Closure

Will be shutting up for a week so all orders will now ship on the 16th May.

Monday, 11 April 2011


Super Sunday session yesterday, late afternoon 2ft peelers. Great fun with friends not too busy, good times.

Website work going great guns so should be ready by the end of the month surf willing, lot's of new fins in the pipe too.

It's all good.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Freaky Friday

Okay it's Freaky Finshack Friday… 20% off all orders today only (1st April, it ain't no joke), just type 'freakyfriday' in the voucher box on checkout… get freaky folks/

Surf comp…

Go Groms…

Thursday, 31 March 2011

European Fish Fry 2011

Be there…


Come on we are waiting… warm up now…

Monday, 28 March 2011

Photo JoJo

Got myself a Telephoto lens for my iPhone, bit of fun but I'm sure will be the lofi choice of auteur photographers in about 20 years time… this was taken from the cliff at low tide. 
You get a lens, tripod and iPhone cover all for $30'ish.

We have had dense fog and bright sun this week, some stormy weather on the way. Tried my 3/2 over the last few days, still too bloody cold, dumped the hood and gloves though, won't be too long till it gets warmer, please?! Get some whilst you can…

Luxury Skip (not a Frye)…

Luxury for sale at PZ… spotted by Mr Surfy. Don't forget to support your local surfer/pancake maker from next week far superior to any other vendors in the locale.

Friday, 25 March 2011

What happened to the fog horns?

A week of fog and sea mist down here, spooky surf on Monday, 4-5ft glassy with 50yd visibility, not clever really and slightly disconcerting to say the least. Still fun though.

New website on track and should be launched in a few weeks, assuming my real day job doesn't get in the way, should be good, easier to use and bit more informative. That's the plan…

Should have mentioned this ages ago but we are happy, ney proud to help along a few great loggers down here with a few bits of finnage, big thanks to James, Matt and Josh, good luck this year with everything… you can follow their progress on their blogs, see the links bar >>

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Hope you have been getting some clean swell where you are… been okay'ish around these parts if you picked your moment carefully.

Soon be time for the 'Season' to start whatever that means, new website will be online by the end of the month, there I've said it so better pull the proverbial finger out, lots of new stock coming too.

Please find time to donate to our friends in Japan at this horrendous time…

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Spring sprung?

Finally starting to see some signs things are warming up around here, daffodils in the hedgerows maybe a hoodless surfer and a bit of sunshine. Seems to have been cold forever.

Had a perfect two days of surf, some overhead action on my fish simmons which was a revelation. Not been used to such speed having been on a log pretty much all Winter, wave faces were a blurrrrr.

New fins on the way from around the world and a new website design in the pipeline.

Photo: Dave's awesome aerial, PZ

Monday, 14 February 2011

February Weekend II

The day before however was log heaven and the sun shone, shirt sleeves and smilie faces…